All posts tagged: Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

New Lupin The Third Anime Opening Posted Online Before Premiere

It feels as though we’ve been waiting for the new Lupin The Third Anime to premiere for quite some time. The 24 episode Anime series was meant to begin quite some time ago but was pushed back for reasons so far unknown. Thankfully, the time has finally come for the new series to begin, although only in Japan. As of right now, no Western distributor has picked up the license to simulcast the Anime as it airs in Japan but the hopes of the people is that some streaming service picks it up very soon. A sequel to the highly-popular remake The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, the new series will focus, once again, on the group of thieves as they, this time, cause trouble all across Italy. Cinema Today, a Japanese online publication, have done the world a solid today by releasing the full opening of the new Anime prior to it’s official premiere and, without giving too much away…it is exactly what I was expecting from the new Lupin The Third. The music you’ll hear throughout …

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Review

When you think about the most instantly recognizable names in anime/manga that have become global pop culture icons, then a few names like Goku, Doraemon, Astro Boy, Himura Kenshin, and I guess now even Naruto, immediately come to mind. Performance criminal and thief, Lupin is right up there as one of the true Japanese pop culture icons. Even those who don’t actively watch anime today will recall Lupin the Third with the same fondness as Dragon Ball Z. This charismatic anti-hero may be a thief for the most part, but he has all the charisma and secret agent mannerisms of Agent 007 from the Bond franchise. He breaks hearts, he sneaks around, and he somehow manages to save the world, all with a ton of class and sass. Now the original source material of Lupin the Third was strikingly dark and gritty despite its sly sense of humour. It was also sexually charged and provoking, and in fact no animated adaptation of the series captured this essence quite like The Woman Called Mine Fujiko, which is perhaps among …

Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – Complete Box Set Review

Pop culture does something with showing the life of a criminal that makes it look so appealing. Whenever we’re shown a character who lives a life of crime, they’re always very good at it: They never get caught, they’re always on the move and any time they’re in danger they always find a way out of it. Why is it that we’re constantly confronted with such romantic views of felonious lifestyles? Is it so we’re conditioned not to fear that which we should fear? No. Probably not. I think that maybe experiencing stories about semi-kindhearted badguys is a lot more enjoyable than watching another movie about a knight in shining armour. At least, that’s the conclusion I came to after watching the critically acclaimed Anime series from 2012; “Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine”, which has been recently released in Australia as a complete collection thanks to Hanabee Entertainment. “Lupin The Third” has been around longer than many people can even remember but it is “The Woman Called Fujiko Mine” that has brought this almost …